We are proud to announce that FICS Research Co-director Mark Tehranipoor has been named a Cybsi Ambassador in Cybersecurity by the Intstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), “the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the result of humanity”.  IEEE.org

The IEEE Cybsi (Cybersecurity Initiative) Ambassadors are experts in various aspects of cybersecurity and represent the global community of researchers, developers, and users who are advancing the security of cyber systems ranging from small edge nodes to cloud-based servers. –IEE Cyber Security  Cybsi ambassadors are committed to disseminating their knowledge in their area(s) of expertise and are available to speak at both IEEE and other events. These Ambassadors are prepared to speak to audiences with various technical backgrounds, including student groups, non-security technical groups, and members of the public.To learn more about the Cybsi Ambassador program, other selected ambassadors, or to invite one to speak at your event, click HERE.

Below is information about Professor Tehranipoor’s initial Cybsi presentation.

When it Comes to Security, Don’t Forget about the Hardware

Abstract: Escalating concerns about hardware security are in part a result of the globalization of design, fabrication, and assembly of integrated circuits and systems. The complexity of today’s electronic components and systems supply chain has made it increasingly vulnerable to malicious activities, security attacks, and counterfeiting. In this talk I will analyze the vulnerabilities and threats, with a focus on challenges posed by emerging attacks and threats.  Potential solutions to addressing these threats and vulnerabilities are described. Finally, opportunities for securing hardware within different application domains, at different levels of abstraction, and at levels from nanoscale devices to systems are presented.